The Public Interest Registry (PIR), registry for the .org top-level domain, launched the DNS Abuse Institute on February 17, 2020. The purpose is to help protect Internet users from the threat of domain name system (DNS) abuse.
The institute’s mission includes helping to identify and report DNS abuse, establishing best practices in the area of DNS abuse and funding DNS research.
The Institute’s activities cover three main areas:
– Innovation: Developing best practices for registries and registrars and funding research on cyber security and DNS abuse;
– Education: Through the development of a library of available information and practices;
– Collaboration: The Institute will operate as a networking forum and sharing centre for stakeholders interested in these issues.
A hotline has also been created to assist registries and registrars with questions about DNS abuse.